Hidden behind a drawbridge and moat in the centre of England’s smallest City, lies a little-known gem of a Medieval Palace.
The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset is a wedding reception venue like no other, where you can truly be King & Queen of the Palace on your special day.
With 14 acres of stunning gardens surrounding the breath-taking Palace, you’ll not be short of fantastic locations for those all-important wedding day photographs.
The moat is also home to the famous resident Mute Swans, who are trained to ring a bell by the Gatehouse when they want food – a tradition that is many centuries old, and the gardens are also the location of the mystical wells that give the City of Wells its name. The view across the reflective pool to Wells Cathedral is unique and justly world famous.
Couples are offered a range of rooms inside the Palace for use on their special day; starting with drinks in the magnificent Entrance Hall (complete with roaring fire in the Winter) or on the Chapel terrace, moving to a sumptuous three course wedding breakfast served amongst the medieval pillars of the dramatically vaulted Undercroft, followed by tea & coffee in the elegant Long Gallery amongst portraits of famous resident Bishops! The Undercroft is also the perfect place to dance the evening away with friends and family.
The Bishop’s Palace has a dedicated Wedding Planner who will take care of all the planning and details for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying the excitement in the lead up to your big day – you don’t have to be royalty to celebrate your special day in a Palace, but we’ll treat you as if you were!
Prices start from just £2,250 and there are still some 2016 weekend dates available.